The Future of Shopping

By Erin Bradley Neer | Trends and ideas disrupting the retail industry.

The Next Generation Of iPhone Will Support Augmented Reality - Is Retail Ready?

Since the early days of e-commerce, one of the major challenges has been recreating the ‘touch and feel’ experience in the online world. We have come a long way from selling hard goods like books and electronics online, to soft goods like apparel and accessories. Yet, it feels like we are not there …

Augmented Reality

Walmart Wants Drones in Stores Shopping for You

Walmart Wants Drones in Stores Shopping for You<p>Rather than walk around a store, a drone will collect what you want and fly it across the store ready …

Drones

How the Internet of Things is changing the retail landscape

Increased connectivity associated with the Internet of Things is changing the retail landscape and will help high street retailers improve the experience in their stores.<p>Traditional retailers are being drawn into an unusual paradox. When customers shop online, use search engines or websites then …

eCommerce

Inside Amazon’s Battle to Break Into the $800 Billion Grocery Market - Bloomberg

“Very wasteful” isn’t a phrase usually associated with Amazon.com Inc., which is so cost-conscious it once removed the light bulbs from its …

Amazon

The Economic Trends of 2017 Will Not Be Happening Online

According to U.S. Census data more than 90% of consumer spending is still happening in the real world.<p><i>What are the most noteworthy economic trends we may see in 2017? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

eCommerce

How "Slow Shopping" Could Save the Brick & Mortar Store (and Destroy Your Budget)

On a recent trip to the Netherlands, I couldn't help but notice that at each adorable home store I stopped into, I was greeted by an equally adorable …

eCommerce

7 Ecommerce Companies That Are Using Content Marketing to Take on Amazon

Ecommerce can be a brutal space.<p>Depending on your niche, you might be competing against monsters like Amazon, Target, New Egg, or other …

Content Marketing

Amazon is the reason Warren Buffett sold Walmart

Last month in Berkshire Hathaway’s SEC Form 13F filing, Warren Buffett revealed that in Q4 2016 he had sold $900 million worth of Walmart stock—or 90% of the Walmart stock Berkshire owned. This leaves Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway with about $100 million of Walmart stock, down from $3 billion in …

Warren Buffett

No, the rest of America is not online shopping like you are

There’s no doubt that online shopping is a wave that is roiling the retail industry — and our culture, for that matter.<p>But it’s wave that’s not sweeping up all shoppers in quite the same way.<p>According to new data, the rise of online shopping across the United States is rather uneven, with more …

eCommerce

Retail Isn't Dead, It's Just Evolving: Could It Be A Generational Buying Opportunity?

Everybody thinks the retail sector is going to die in its entirety and that all brick-and-mortar outfits are going to close and go under.<p>We would …

The Psychology of the Sample Sale

What makes otherwise mild-mannered shoppers shove each other in the quest for discount goods?<p>A few years ago, my mom brought me to one of those sales for special designer collaborations at Target. At 6:30 a.m., we drove to a big store in suburban Maryland, then stood in line in the early spring …

Psychology

VR: The Brands That Are Imagining A New Commerce Reality

A man wears a virtual reality headset at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images.<p>Virtual reality (VR) technology is generating a great deal of hype as to its potential in commerce. Thus far, gaming has been the main avenue for exploration, …

Virtual Reality

MikMak Founder Brings Retailers into the World of Social Commerce

<b>A leader in retail transformation, MikMak founder Rachel Tipograph shows how humorous videos can help shoppers find what they want from almost</b> …

Social Commerce

70% of retailers see the internet of things in their near future

Internet of things, or IoT, is already changing the way consumers connect with and shop from the web. It’s also set to change the way retailers …

Internet of Things

'Innovate or die': Retail innovation labs has Canada's largest retailers testing new tech, products

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Innovation

How LIKEtoKNOW.it turned a screenshot into a shopper's heaven

American retail has taken a hit. Dwindling foot traffic has caused major retailers to close stores, forcing malls across the country to shut down.<p>In the wake of this shift within the retail industry, Amber Venz Box and husband Baxter launched LIKEtoKNOW.it, a social shopping service that links …

eCommerce

Why A Global E-Commerce Brand Opened A Brick-And-Mortar

<b>Retail Store Economics</b><p>Ever wondered what goes into opening a store?<p>In 2012, I co-founded a company called Tictail: a platform to help entrepreneurs build online shops, and a shopping destination for finding the best emerging fashion and home decor designers from around the world. We decided early …

eCommerce

Latest Fashion Trend Making Online Shopping Easier

The online fashion industry has witnessed significant growth and development for the past few years. Whatever is the current revenue, it is expected …

eCommerce

Is order-to-shelf technology the future of retail distribution?

Dive Brief:<p>Automated technology is optimizing retail supply to the point that stores can receive a precise count of the individual products needed, …

eCommerce

VR: The Brands That Are Imagining A New Commerce Reality

Virtual reality (VR) technology is generating a great deal of hype as to its potential in commerce. Thus far, gaming has been the main avenue for exploration, but that does not mean this new technology could not be leveraged by commerce brands to engage consumers in a new way.<p>From 2015-2020, both …

Virtual Reality

Most consumers not being turned on by connected home, study finds

Connected homes aren’t yet sparking interest beyond the early adopter crowd, according to survey of nearly 10,000 consumers in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia conducted by Gartner.<p>Across the polled regions the analyst found that only about 10 percent of households currently have connected home …

Home Automation

Luxury Retail Hits The Wall

While many ascribe the luxury retail decline to foreign tourism and oil market challenges, there is growing evidence that the malaise may be here to stay.<p>For a long time, the conventional wisdom has been that the luxury market was largely impervious to the ups and down of the economy. Yet recent …

eCommerce

Why Nike Relies on This Startup to Bring Online Shoppers Into Stores

Traditional merchants are facing massive store closures and desolate malls. New York City startup Brickwork thinks it has found a new approach to shopping.<p>The brick-and-mortar retail industry isn't exactly thriving these days. That's hardly shocking news in a world of Amazon Prime. Why leave your …

eCommerce

The future of retail: Mobile-first is the only way to save our shops

Bricks and mortar retailers will need to adopt a ‘mobile-first’ strategy to keep consumers interested.<p>Over 30pc of Irish consumers say their mobile …

eCommerce

At Kroger, technology is changing the grocery shopping experience

<b>With the grocery business now stretching into cyberspace via websites and apps, Americans have never had so many choices in how, when and where to shop for products such as steaks and cereal.</b><p>Consumers can shop online and either pick up the order or have it delivered to their homes. Inside stores, …

eCommerce

7 Retailers Who Are Embracing Modern Customer Service

Customer relations and service depend heavily on what retailers communicate to the people who buy their products. And ways, methods, and channels of …

Customer Service

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing How You Shop Online

The writer William Gibson once said that the future is here, just not evenly distributed. That was the case with the World Wide Web 20 years ago, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Future Of Commerce May Be Virtual Reality

Share Email<p>Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are two of the latest buzz phrases making headlines and gaining interest in a variety of …

Virtual Reality